THE STORY SO FAR
If you’re looking for a multi-skilled, talented singer & pianist you’re in the right place. David is an International performer with an enviable song list covering the best rock, pop & chart hits guaranteed to fill the dance floor. David can perform up to 3 x incredible sets and can even play some cool jazz and swing if you’d like music during the drinks reception or over dinner. All event types are considered and David will go the extra mile to make sure everything is perfectly run on the day. His wealth of experience throughout the industry is second to none - trust me you will not be disappointed.
PLAYING WTH THE STARS
In 2010 David had the amazing opportunity to be part of a backing group on the recording of the re-release – ‘In The Army Now’ by Status Quo. David went to the studios and recorded the song with Mr Francis Rossi and Mr Rick Parfitt, all of which became a great success. David attended the BBC studios in London for a live performance of the song on the ‘Alan Titschmarsh Show’ and soon after joined Status Quo in an open air concert with an audience of 10,000 people.
David has also played with many other top level musicians including, Jools Holland, Catherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, JLS, 911, Sonia, Dario G (DJ) to name a few.
Other appearances have been too many to mention but some that spring to mind was firstly singing live on South Korean TV at a Multi National Military Tattoo to which David became a resounding success with the local community for singing and performing. Dave also sang Live at Wembley Stadium in 2013 opening the world famous NFL Game alongside Gene Simmons from 'KISS'. Other events include singing the National Anthem on Sky Sports at Twickenham Rugby Ground in 2016 among many other festivals and the like.
THE VOICE UK
In 2015 David decided to put his voice to the test by fulfilling a life long dream of his. He took the plunge and applied for ‘The Voice UK’ where he would undertake 6 months of auditions in a pool of 150,000 people. David was successful throughout all the auditions and managed to make it through to the TV stages, the all important ‘Blind Auditions’ in front of the internationally famous Paloma Faith, Boy George, Will.i.am and Ricky Wilson. David got down to the last 26 and has now been signed by Sonic Boom Records.
David has spent a full career as a Soldier in the British Army and has recently left the force to fulfil his lifelong dream of becoming a recording artist in the mainstream industry. After leaving the Army he has been travelling the length and breadth of the country, performing to many audiences, all of which have been amazed at his vocal talent. With his piano skills as an extra bonus for those acoustic type events, David comes as a whole package and can execute pretty much anything in terms of LIVE Music.
His experiences have helped forge an amazing career in music and clients are delighted to have him perform at events throughout the UK & Internationally.
DAVID IS NOW WORKING HARD WITH HIS MANAGER/PRODUCER ON HIS FUTURE ALBUM RELEASE IN 2019.
Acoustic Piano/Vocals: A mixture of chilled/Up tempo covers to suit a mixed audience - Professional in approach, this combination never fails in pleasing an audience!
Dash Duo - Guitar/Piano/Vocals: A fast paced up tempo and popular duo that will literally get the audience moving all night long! All popular hits from across the ages!
Up Tempo Party Duo - Power Hits to fill the dance floor! Lights, Sound, Audience participation - Dance floor at the ready!
Live Evening Entertainment: Solo Professional Show covering all the right songs for your audience - Ask and it will be played! This show is tried and tested and is currently touring the UK. Not to be missed!
Rewind Eighties: Professional 5 Piece Function Band guaranteed to have you dancing all night long! Covering all the major hits from across the 1980's, there is no better way to party!
Joanne McCrum• May 25, 2019
Booked Dave Barnes /singer through poptop.
Once I’d explained what I was looking for Rebecca matched me with many options very quickly.
However we hit the jackpot with Dave, amazing singer who totally made my husbands birthday party,
Professional, great guy whose voice could sing anything, We now need another party so we can hear him again.
Robert Steven Meakin• Aug. 18, 2018
"What an entertainer!! David played at our restaurant last night and hell yea did he smash it!
Superb voice, amazing repertoire & entertained a very mixed audience!
Can’t wait to have you back at JRs Texas Smokehouse as soon as!"
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Pub/Club/Bar Private Parties Weddings Corporate Events Charity Events Festivals Outdoor Events Home Events
Who are your previous clients?
Grosvenor Casino Genting Casino Butlins Holiday Resort Waldegraves Holiday Park Sunshine Festival Southowram Festival Major Rocks Festival
How long do you play for?
I can play for the following timings. 2 x 1 Hour Party Sets - LIVE 2 x 45 Minute Sets - LIVE 3 x 30 Minute Sets - Piano/Vocals Acoustic With plenty of options available, i can cater for most venues and audiences. Whatever your needs we can discuss!
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
I am equipped with a full PA System and all necessary equipment to fulfil most venues.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
YES! I am covered for £10M PLI
How much space do you require?
The requires space needed for me to perform would be around 3M x 3M
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Yes! All you need to do is request the song and i will make sure it is played LIVE!
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
I will only take a break in-between the LIVE sets. This will also be covered by music played through my system. A playlist of your choice should you wish. I never disappear when i take a break so i am always at hand should you need me for anything at all.
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Castle On A Hill - Ed Sheeran
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Mr Brightside - The Killers
My Girl - Temptations
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Try A Little Tenderness - The Commitments
All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
Stuck In The Middle With You - Steelers Wheel
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
With Or Without You - U2
Slow Hands - Niall Horan
Wonderwall - Oasis
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Kiss - Tom Jones/Prince
Purple Rain - Prince
Perfect - Ed Sheehan
Theres Nothing Holding Me Back - Shawn Mendes
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Dakota - Stereophonics
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Hip To Be Square - Huey Lewis and the News
Freedom - George Micheal
A Little Respect - Erasure
The Best - Tina Turner
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
All Right Now - Free
Bed Of Roses - Bon Jovi
Let It Be - The Beatles
How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
Shotgun - George Ezra
If You're Over Me - Years & Years
Red Red Wine - UB40
Rule The World - Take That
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars)
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Say You Wont Let Go - James Arthur
September Song - JP Cooper
This Town - Niall Horan
Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Last Request - Paolo Nutini